The temperature may be plunging but that also means a lot of electric bills are skyrocketing. The harsh winter has forced more North Texans than ever to seek financial assistance or face having their heat cut off.
Although freeways and major thoroughfares remained for the most part free of ice, a handful of North Texas school districts cancelled classes Friday — citing icy conditions on side streets, sidewalks and parking lots.
Many kids across North Texas are spending Friday at home after several DFW area school districts canceled classes because of snow. But not every student got the day off.
Much of the snow that fell across North Texas on Thursday has gone away. But some icy patches are lingering on DFW area roads, and that could make travel dangerous.
As icicles formed over Denton County, people donned their thick winter jackets for a stroll through the snow. The snow and ice though has some people working harder.
Texas Gas Service (TGS) was forced to shut down the gas supply to the entire city of Jacksboro Thursday. Most businesses and residents had no heat, on a day when temperatures struggled to get out of the teens.
Getting to class was tricky, for some University of North Texas students today, after snowflakes coated Denton County. Slick sidewalks made it difficult for kids to walk across campus and slushy roads proved to be dangerous for drivers.
Though the immediate DFW area largely escaped icy roads and winter weather conditions, flights at DFW International Airport were still affected on Sunday.
Winter weather has forced the cancellation of at least 30% of flights at DFW Airport.
A winter storm is making its way across the country, and people in North Texas are feeling the impact. Hundreds of flights in and out of the DFW area are canceled for Tuesday.
Though North Texas won’t see crippling ice and snow, the latest winter blast is still causing problems in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
More travel problems are expected on Wednesday after a major winter storm dumped snow on much of the eastern United States, including Philadelphia and Boston.